nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php source of the nula filecasts nula rss.php en-us editor@nula.cc (Lloyd Dunn) http://nula.cc/lib/img/nula-128.gif nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php 128 128 source of the nula filecasts nula.cc nula is the source of a series of filecasts, each consisting of an assemblage of sounds, images, or words, made available for download, sharing, commentary, and further manipulation. nula filecasts consist of field recordings, found material, and the like, put together in such a way as to form a unique new work. since there is a tendency here to let the work speak for itself as much as possible, the only way to really know about nula is to experience the works yourself. nula.cc editor@nula.cc no Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0100 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0100 57727 dark passage nula http://nula.cc/

57727 dark passage.

In cities such as this one, which lies somewhat to the north, there is a salient grimness to the brace for the coming winter, and one sometimes feels that the day has had scarcely enough time to get its wind before its charging rays start to slip away, and the night begins to fall.

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In cities such as this one, which lies somewhat to the north, there is a salient grimness to the brace for the coming winter, and one sometimes feels that the day has had scarcely enough time to get its wind before its charging rays start to slip away, and the night begins to fall. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57727 http://nula.cc//57727 6:18 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57711 syzygy nula http://nula.cc/

57711 syzygy.

I dream of a film-noir cityscape as if Fritz Lang had directed with de Chirico as his set designer. Hounded in its streets, I am chased, I am nabbed. The full moon is at periapsis. In the dead of night I awaken to find its pale blue light shining hard on my face through the open curtains.

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I dream of a film-noir cityscape as if Fritz Lang had directed with de Chirico as his set designer. Hounded in its streets, I am chased, I am nabbed. The full moon is at periapsis. In the dead of night I awaken to find its pale blue light shining hard on my face through the open curtains. Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57711 http://nula.cc//57711 9:44 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57702 adrift nula http://nula.cc/

57702 adrift.

Can you smell the dusty confinement of attics, the chilly, vaguely menacing, breath of dank cellars, the damp and worm-eaten pages of long-stored books, the sour smell of a stack of old magazines that have not been able to stretch themselves open in a great while, like a cleansing yawn after a deep sleep? …

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Can you smell the dusty confinement of attics, the chilly, vaguely menacing, breath of dank cellars, the damp and worm-eaten pages of long-stored books, the sour smell of a stack of old magazines that have not been able to stretch themselves open in a great while, like a cleansing yawn after a deep sleep? … Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57702 http://nula.cc//57702 673 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57690 evanescence nula http://nula.cc/

57690 evanescence.

We listen as a failing fluorescent tube in a hotel bathroom somewhere struggles against time to keep the mercury vapor glowing as its cathode undergoes its final moments. The recording is passed through a number of convolutions, making it a poignant swan song for an age of excited gasses.

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We listen as a failing fluorescent tube in a hotel bathroom somewhere struggles against time to keep the mercury vapor glowing as its cathode undergoes its final moments. The recording is passed through a number of convolutions, making it a poignant swan song for an age of excited gasses. Sat, 29 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57690 http://nula.cc//57690 9:39 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57680 vigil nula http://nula.cc/

57680 vigil.

Warily we watch as a re-alignment slowly takes form, first noted only in our peripheral vision, but lately much hardened as it comes into focus. A harbinger of an unsettling period to come, unknowable, with an incipient sense of promise, hand-in-hand with its mischievous twin, dread.

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Warily we watch as a re-alignment slowly takes form, first noted only in our peripheral vision, but lately much hardened as it comes into focus. A harbinger of an unsettling period to come, unknowable, with an incipient sense of promise, hand-in-hand with its mischievous twin, dread. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57680 http://nula.cc//57680 9:43 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57664 long shadows nula http://nula.cc/

57664 long shadows.

A persistent atmosphere derived from eight looped fragments of field recordings, which are combined with one found excerpt from a scene that takes place in a clockmaker’s shop, aspires to evoke the expressive light and long shadows of a late summer’s day’s late afternoon.

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A persistent atmosphere derived from eight looped fragments of field recordings, which are combined with one found excerpt from a scene that takes place in a clockmaker’s shop, aspires to evoke the expressive light and long shadows of a late summer’s day’s late afternoon. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57664 http://nula.cc//57664 9:36 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57651 cold fire nula http://nula.cc/

57651 cold fire.

The mountains are a place where the bones of the earth rise up out of the soil and the surface of the land towers over itself. At night, the clouds hang like a cold fire smoldering in the moonlight, the deathly glimmer of that frigid, distant sphere.

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The mountains are a place where the bones of the earth rise up out of the soil and the surface of the land towers over itself. At night, the clouds hang like a cold fire smoldering in the moonlight, the deathly glimmer of that frigid, distant sphere. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57651 http://nula.cc//57651 8:17 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57640 eastward bound nula http://nula.cc/

57640 eastward bound.

… I can also hear the sounds of the platform announcements, reverberating through the distance until their substance is lost in the waves of echo that they stir up, seeming to say, “your journey is not over, not yet.”

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… I can also hear the sounds of the platform announcements, reverberating through the distance until their substance is lost in the waves of echo that they stir up, seeming to say, “your journey is not over, not yet.” Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57640 http://nula.cc//57640 715 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57616 behind a wall nula http://nula.cc/

57616 behind a wall.

What started as a simple field recording of a construction site (now completely buried in the subsequent manipulations that took place) has become by turns an extended moment combining sonic voices of both contrasting and coincident hues.

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What started as a simple field recording of a construction site (now completely buried in the subsequent manipulations that took place) has become by turns an extended moment combining sonic voices of both contrasting and coincident hues. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57616 http://nula.cc//57616 9:11 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57602 storm receding nula http://nula.cc/

57602 storm receding.

The splendor of glowering skies, laden with summer electricity and rumbling and cracking like the guts of hungry titans, while common in these parts, is but anything but banal. A late-season squall’s final ebbing is captured in this lightly edited field recording.

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The splendor of glowering skies, laden with summer electricity and rumbling and cracking like the guts of hungry titans, while common in these parts, is but anything but banal. A late-season squall’s final ebbing is captured in this lightly edited field recording. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57602 http://nula.cc//57602 14:24 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57589 databending nula http://nula.cc/

57589 databending.

Through databending, the meanings of digital artifacts are transmogrified …, shedding their moorings to conventional interpretations, forcing the perceiver to explore variant ways of understanding them. It is a reinterpretation of what the “meaning” of “data” is, …

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Through databending, the meanings of digital artifacts are transmogrified …, shedding their moorings to conventional interpretations, forcing the perceiver to explore variant ways of understanding them. It is a reinterpretation of what the “meaning” of “data” is, … Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57589 http://nula.cc//57589 730 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57579 is anyone there nula http://nula.cc/

57579 is anyone there.

Samples culled from Orson Welles’ 1938 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, among other sources, are perhaps a case study, as well as a response to Wells’ extolling Welles’ facility at creating ‘jolly good new noises’ (as hinted at in a previous filecast).

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Samples culled from Orson Welles’ 1938 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, among other sources, are perhaps a case study, as well as a response to Wells’ extolling Welles’ facility at creating ‘jolly good new noises’ (as hinted at in a previous filecast). Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57579 http://nula.cc//57579 8:44 sound, experimental, collage, audio art